Design Journal Entry - Module 12 Wrap Up - Marcus Floyd

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Module 12 - Sharing Your Project
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Mar 24, 2023 9:33 PM
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Marcus Floyd
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A unique design feature of my building is the unique shape that orients it towards the lake at Jasper Ridge.

Some of my big successes are the building layout / design and orientation of sun light. The design was initially created to ensure views could be impressed in the view of nature before them while learning about sustainability. I believe this is achieved which I am satisfied with.

Some big challenges I ran into involved my HVAC systems. My building needed a significant amount for the CFM in my building meaning it was poorly insulated somewhere which I had difficulty resolving.

My big challenge would also come from the HVAC system because I needed to think about it’s design in relation to other parts of the building such as the structural system which makes the building look awkward in some of the interiors.

My lesson learned would have to do with scoping the project as it was also difficult to manage when work started to pile up so I would consistently spread my work out to address issues I run into properly instead of being unable to ask for help or clarification.


Replace this text with your reflections on your design journey through class from a higher level and share your insights about the entire experience. What were:

  • Key / Essential / Unique Design Features that you explored in your project.
  • Your Big Successes -- what worked very well and what features you're most proud to share as examples to inspire others.
  • Your Big Challenges -- what aspects of the project created the biggest challenges and what would you do differently (in hindsight) to avoid or overcome these challenges.
  • Lessons Learned -- what sage words of advice would you share with other students who are embarking on a similar project.

Video Presentation / Tour of Your Project Features

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